Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Ian Hames has joined the team as Director of International Sales. He will help the company realize its mission to give all individuals the information skills required for lifelong success by bringing its Literati and Online Reference Service solutions to new customers worldwide.
“At Credo, our ambition to support the library industry drives our everyday activities,” said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. “This requires a strong team of like-minded individuals; just as our on-staff librarians and educators are key to these goals, we look for passionate sales and management team members, as well. With over 20 years of sales experience and extensive knowledge of the international publishing sector, Ian is a welcome addition to the team. We look forward to leveraging his expertise to support our growing list of customers worldwide.
“I’ve followed Credo since its beginning as a UK-based reference database,” said Ian. “I’ve been particularly intrigued by Credo’s evolution into a company that focuses on knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking. Though information skills have no boundaries, not every library industry company focuses so intently on helping libraries and their users thrive. I’m thrilled to join this impressive movement.”
Ian’s background in senior sales management includes positions with Ovid, Oxford University Press, Ingram Digital, ebrary and most recently OATS. He is a Modern Languages and Politics graduate from Sheffield City Polytechnic and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, both in the UK. Based in the United Kingdom, Ian will report to Mike Sweet.